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    Truscott Western Australia Australia

Location
Truscott is located coast on the salt plains of the Anjo Peninsula in Western Australia in Australia.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, Truscott Airfield was built at this location to support RAAF aerial operations in this area.

On July 20, 1944 a reconnaissance Ki-46 Dinah 1059 was detected by radar and reached the Truscott area before it was intercepted and shot down by Spitfires from No. 54 Squadron. Although it dropped no ordnance, this intrusion was listed as "air raid no. 1 Truscott" or "raid no. 1 Truscott" in some wartime records.

Truscott Airfield
Wartime airfield, disused since the war.

Ki-46-II Dinah Manufacture Number 1059
Pilot Izuka shot down July 20, 1944. Last Japanese aircraft shot down over Australian mainland

C-53 Skytrooper Serial Number 41-20066
Pilot Vandiver crashed February 26, 1942

B-24 Liberator
North of the airfield there was/is another B-24 that force landed unable to make the runway. Heavily corroded by salt.

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019

 

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